Fraunhofer researchers in Germany are using the greenhouse gas as a raw material for plastics. In order to do this, they first produce methanol and formic acid from CO2.
European researchers have developed a new recycling process that enables high-quality polypropylene to be recovered from carpet waste for the first time.
An international team of scientists is working on the development of polymer foams made of cellulose, which are manufactured without plastic, as part of the EU "BreadCell" project.
Plastic made from lipoic acid can be recycled into high-quality material, 87 percent can also be reused in the process. Which heralds a new environmentally friendly alternative to standard plastic.
The Finnish company Betolan has discovered a formula to replace cement, which is a major CO2 pollutant. However, the recipe remains the chef's secret.